Buan-gun Cheolligil

One cannot talk about Buan-gun without talking about the sea.

In Unified Silla Era, it was called Buryeong-hyeon, and was part of Gobu-gun. In 1414, the 14th year of King Taejong from the Joseon era, it became Buan-hyeon after integrating Buryeong-hyeon and Boan-hyeon. After that, it became Buan-gun since King Gojong era.

When you ask a person who traveled the West coast which is the most breathtaking scenery, they will all answer that it’s Buan-gun.

As such, one cannot talk about Buan-gun without talking about the sea. Unlike other sceneries in the west coast, Buan-gun has various sceneries by erosion. The breathtaking views such as the Jeokbyeok river and Chaeseok river blend well with the sunset in the western coast, and grants you with a magnificent sunset view. Most of the coast is selected as a the Byeonsanbando National Park.

One cannot talk about Buan without mentioning the tasty food.

The fish just caught from the west sea, a treasure trove of nutrients, will stimulate your appetite.
The porridge made with various types of clams,
and fresh sliced raw fish, and the salted seafood from Gomso Harbor will entice gourmet travelers.

Buan-gun part of the Jeonbuk Cheolligil is a course where you can enjoy the magnificent
view of the Byeonsanbandon national park along the coasts of Buan-gun.
The course consists of trails selected from the former ‘Buan Masil-gil’,
so you can walk each trail and feel the charm of the Western coast.

Let’s set off for the priceless
course now.

The Jeokbyeok river sunset road is a road known for the beautiful sunset, and you can see the Jeokbyeok river and Chaeseok river from here. The Haeneonyi Solseom-gil also proudly presents its beautiful sunset scenery. When the sun sets behind the pine trees of a small island, Sol-seom, you will be allured into the scenery. The Mohang Mudland Experiencing Path where you can walk on the beach surrounded by the beauty of Mohang, and Ssanggyejae Nine Curve road where you can see the Wangpo Village(filming site of ‘Urban Fisherman’) after passing through the tunnel made by the green bamboos, are also priceless trails.

The Jeonbuk Cheolligil Buan-gun Course will let you feel the life inside the taste and the beauty of the west coast. There can be a person who has never walked on this trail, but none has walked only once. Let’s set off for the priceless course now.

Jyeokbyeokgang Noeul-gil(Sunset path) (Buan Masil-gil Course 3)

Length 10km
Road Name Coastal Road
Time 4 hrs
Main Course Seongcheon Harbor – Coastal guardhouse – Banwol Village
– Jeokbyeok village – Gyeokpo beach – Gyeokpo harbor

A serene scenery of Seongcheon Harbor, the departure point.

Afte ryou leave a secluded and serene Seongcheon Harbor, you will meet the coastal road.

Raw fish restaurants or fishing decks which you can’t easily see from other places. The busy traffic or fishing boats cannot be scene. The parked fishing boats and a long breakwater blends well with the shining blue sea.

From beneath the road at the end of the harbor, the Jeokbyeok river Sunset Path that heads to the mountains start. It slowly gets steeper. As you get out of your breath, you can read the contents of the wooden boards hung at the barbed wire fence of the coast and hope that the wishes of the young people who visited this place come true.

Ha Island, a beautiful island. You can go to this island only when the nature allows you to do so.

You will see the Ha-seom(Ha Island) while you walk. You can only enter the island during a 3-day ebb tide between the 1st and the 15th day of the lunar calendar, when the trail to the island appears.

Seongcheon coastal guardhouse. This is a resting place which used to be a forer military facility. This is more romantic than any other resting places. The beaches you will visit walking along the coast will attract you too.

The mystic bamboo tree tunnel will fill you with awe.

The bamboo tree tunnel that appears after you pass the Chuleong Bridge is a hidden place of Jeokbyeok River Sunset Path. The sunlight coming through the bamboo forest is spectacular.

You can take a short rest at Banwol Village with Masil-gil information center, and soon after you pass by a small dangsagu, you will meet Jeonbuk west coast’s national geological park, the coastal scenery of Jeokbyeok river and Chaeseok river which is nationally selected as the magnificent view no. 13.

The nearby Suseongdang is a nationally-selected historical site that has the myths and legends of Gyeyanghalmi who ruled the west sea.

The sun sets on Gyeokpo beach. Time feels like it stopped momentarily.

When you reach Gyeokpo beach, the sun will set behind the west sea. No one can easily say anything before the magnificent sunset that is the best in Korea.

After you pass by the Gyeokpo dakibong, you will reach the last destination, Gyeokpo Harbor. The busy fishing boats and fresh seafood will welcome you. The bonghwabong beach trail deck at the end of the harbor is another fun.

  • Recommendation

    The lodging facilities are
    well-developed near Gyeokpo
    beach and Gyeokpo harbor.
    You can also enjoy the other
    courses, sea bathing, fishing
    and other leisures.

  • Transportation

    Departure: From Buan Terminal,
    you can take seating bus
    no. 100, rural bus no . 211, 201
    > Get off at Seongcheon village,
    walk 5 minutes.

    Destination: From Gyeokpo
    terminal, take seating bus no. 100,
    rural bus no. 211, 201
    > Get off at Buan terminal.

    * Masil bus operates on the
    weekends and holidays.
    This is a bus that come and go
    fromSaemankeum Exhibition
    Center and Naesosa.
    You can ride the bus from
    Seongcheon Village-Gyeokpo Terminal section.
    * Bus company: Smile Traffic
    (063-582-6363)/
    Buan Sarang Bus (063-581-1803)

  • Information Center

    Banwol Masil-gil
    information center
    (Banwol village)

  • Representative

    Buan-gun Office dept.
    of eco-friendly livestock production
    (063-580-4528)

Haeneonyi Solseom-gil (Buan Masil-gil Course 4)

Length 6km
Road Name Coastal Road
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Main Course Gyeokpo harbor – Bongsudae – Yi Sunshin Filming site – Gunghang Village – Sangrok Beach – Sol Island

You can take
a good rest here.

This is a setction that is connected with Jeokbyeok river sunset path. Along Gyeokpo harbor until Sol Island, you will admire the beautiful scenery.

After enjoying the busy harbor, you will set off for Bongsudae.

The Gyeokpori Bongsudae is recorded as ‘Wolgori Bongsudae’ in literature, but it is called as Gyeokpori bongsu, or Horisan bongsu. The scene of Byeonsan bando which you see from Bongsudae will not be easily forgotten.

The’Yi Sunshin filming site you will visit next is the setting of the drama series, ‘The Immortal Admiral, Yi Sun-shin’ The watch tower and Dongheon, Naea, villages are well-preserved. When you go down to the beach, you will see a clear view of the beach. You can take a good rest here.

Gunghang is a famous place for fishing. You can see the fishing boats and the fishermen who keeps throwing their fishing rods into the water and see how abundant this place is.

The spectacular sunset of Sol Island

After you pass by Sangrok beach, you will reach Sol Island.

The sunset of Sol Island is one of the best not only in Buan, but also in the entire nation. The sunset views of Gyeokpo Chaeseok river and Jeokbyeok river are beautiful too,
and how will this view be? If you wait, you will be compensated.

  • Recommendation

    You can connect the course with
    Jeokbyeok river sunset path,
    another course of
    Jeonbuk Cheolligil.

  • Transportation

    From Buan Terminal,
    you can take seating bus
    no. 100, rural bus no . 211, 201
    > Get off at Gyeokpo terminal,
    walk 10 minutes.

    Destination: Walk 15 minutes from
    Sol Island, take rural
    bus no. 211 from Sangrok
    > Get off at Buan terminal.

    * Masil bus operates on the
    weekends and holidays.
    This is a bus that come and
    go from Saemankeum
    Exhibition Center and Naesosa.
    You can ride the bus from Gyeokpo
    terminal – Sangrok section
    * Bus company: Smile Traffic
    (063-582-6363)/
    Buan Sarang Bus (063-581-1803)

  • Information Center

  • Representative

    Buan-gun Office dept. of eco-friendly livestock production
    063-580-4528

Mohang mudflat path (Buan Masil-gil Course 5)

Length 5km
Road Name Coastal Road
Time 2 hrs
Main Course Sol Island – Shangrila Pension Complex – Byeonsan forest training center – Mohang beach – Mohang village

You can head south after passing by Sol Island that is known for its sunset view.

This is a course that connects to Haeneomyi Solseom-gil.

You can head south after passing by Sol Island that is known for its sunset view. Sol Island and Mohang is geographically important and it has great views, so the minister of environment certifies for it being the national geological park.

The pensions that have been built along the beach and the rocks on the seashore that were made due to the volcanic activities in the Cretaceous period are definitely fun to see. You can even choose which place to stay the next time you come.

The scenery near Byeonsan Forest training center. A wooden fence is safely installed.

Mohang beach is good for sea-bathing, but it is also known for the mud flat that comes up during the tide. When the sea water disappears, a lot of people come for the various mud flat activities such as shell gathering and other activities. Although the size is small, Songrim is a sea-bathing site that is beautiful.

Mohang is right next to it. When you see the aquarium full of clams, you will think of the mud flats in Mohang beach. Why don’t we get rid of the fatigue from the travel with a bowl of clam soup?

  • Recommendation

    You should visit Byeonsan Forest
    training center. The various trails
    and observatory decks are nice to
    walk on. You can even stay the
    night if you book in advance.

  • Transportation

    Departure: From Buan Terminal,
    you can rural bus no. 201
    > Get off at Sangrok,
    walk 15 minutes

    Destination: Walk 5 minutes from
    Mohang, take rural bus
    no. 211 from Sangrok
    > Get off at Buan terminal.

    * Masil bus operates on the
    weekends and holidays.
    This is a bus that come and
    go from Saemankeum
    Exhibition Center and Naesosa.
    You can ride the bus from
    Sangrok-Mohang section
    * Bus company: Smile Traffic
    (063-582-6363)/
    Buan Sarang Bus (063-581-1803)

  • Information Center

  • Representative

    Buan-gun Office dept. of eco-friendly livestock production
    063-580-4528

Ssanggyejae Nine Curves Road (Buan Masil-gil Course 6)

Length 7km
Road Name Coastal Road
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Main Course Mohang Mud flat – Byeonsan forest lodge – Jakdang village – Wangpo village

In the clam shells hanging on the barbed wire fence, there are many messages wishing for the health and happiness.

This is the section that links to Mohang mud flat.

After you pass by Mohang, you will see Chinese horned holly collection. In the clam shells hanging on the barbed wire fence, there are many messages wishing for the health and happiness. You can see many of these messages especially in the trails of Byeonsan. Is it that miraculous?

The next section heads to the National Byeonsan Natural Forest Lodge. Around the forest lodge, there is a separate 3 km-long trekking course, and you can listen to explanations about the forest.

You will then head on to the bamboo(Sinudae) path. A big and matured bamboo is called Sinudae. The sinudae grows densely and makes a tunnel. When you step inside, you feel like that you are the main character of an old folk tale.

Madong tide embankment. During the ebb tide, you will see a mud flat.

In the wide Madong tide embankment, you can see the mud flat. In the mud flat, humans, birds, crustacea, and shellfish all have their own lives, and live it to the fullest.

You will arrive at Wangpo village which is a strategically important place of Chilsan Fishery, along with Jakdang Village which is known for magpies and sunsets.
The dark orange-colored roofs of houses contrast with the blue sky and the blue sea, and makes the scenery more beautiful

This place has been known as the golden place for fishery,
so the tv program ‘Urban Fisherman’ has been filmed here as well. You might look around in hopes of finding a spare fishing rod.

  • Recommendation

    This place is famous for fishing.
    There is the Gomso Harbor
    nearby, so you can taste an
    authentic Korean meal with
    salted seafood.

  • Transportation

    Destination: From Buan Terminal,
    take rural bus no. 211
    > Get off at Mohang

    Destination: From Wangpo village,
    take rural bus 211
    > get off at Buan Terminal

    * Masil bus operates on the weekends and holidays.
    This is a bus that come and
    go from Saemankeum
    Exhibition Center and Naesosa.
    You can ride the bus from
    Mohang-Wangpo section
    * Bus company: Smile Traffic
    (063-582-6363)/
    Buan Sarang Bus (063-581-1803)

  • Information Center

  • Representative

    Buan-gun Office dept. of eco-friendly livestock production
    063-580-4528